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Manager, Program Development

Manager, Program Development

Job ID 
516024
Location 
LU-Luxembourg
Posted Date 
23/03/2017
Company 
Amazon EU SARL
Recruiting Team 
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Job Description

At Amazon we believe that every day is still day one. A day to take the first step and a day to look forward to new challenges. And, today is that day for you. It's your day to be part of something great. A day to make your ideas come to life and your day to join a company that redefines itself every day. A day to make history. That's the energy and passion behind Amazon.

The EU Transportation Program Development team is looking for a talented Manager, Program Development to identify strategic initiatives that will re-shape our Middle Mile network. As a Program Manager, you will be responsible for defining and implementing the product vision that meet our customers’ needs while satisfying performance and budget goals.

· The Program Manager drives strategy, prioritizes projects and feature sets, align and sets stakeholders expectations for Amazon. This requires interaction with Amazon’s global operations team.
· You will work closely with your team of project managers and business analysts to drive the collection and implementation of requirements, ensure alignment with corporate objectives and contractual obligations and manage the lifecycle of various initiatives.
· You will need to define, prioritize and plan the resources and technical requirements needed for programs to be delivered on time.
· Together with your team, you will write and review business cases, perform supporting research and analysis, write specifications, and drive the product development schedule from design to release.
· Clear, precise, and regular communication with all stakeholders will be a key element for success in the role. This includes ongoing project/program status reports as well as capturing requirements from stakeholder teams.
· Retrieve and analyze data using Excel, Access, SQL or other data management systems.
· Monitor project execution and ensure that the project delivery is to the appropriate levels of quality and in line with its target date, ensuring the overall integrity within the program.
Successful candidates will be excellent communicators, curious, highly motivated and effective within distributed teams.

Basic Qualifications

A successful candidate will have:
· BA or BS in Engineering, Finance, Economics, Statistics, or a similar quantitative field
· The ideal candidate has 7+ years of experience working with the transportation delivery industry, sales, and/or product development and at least 4 years of Project Management experience.
· Candidates must be able to think and act both strategically and tactically
· Advanced Excel skills required
· Strong oral and written communication skills are crucial, as well as ability to think clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem-solve, support scope of requirements and prioritize
· Sound business judgment, proven ability to influence others, and strong analytical thinking skills are critical to success in this position
· Proven track record of delivering projects within scope, time, budget and quality
· An entrepreneurial mindset, with the tenacity to develop ideas independently and thrive in fast-paced environment
· Liaising and collaborating with external partners will also require negotiation skills.
· Excellent communication skills and ability to simplify complex topics for broad audiences.
· Fluent in English. Further additional EU languages also beneficial

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience of transportation concepts: pricing strategy / analytics, forecasting, freight forwarding, planning, optimization - is a strong plus
· Master’s degree or equivalent in Logistics / Supply Chain / Engineering
· Experience developing and growing a business / start-up / association
· Proficiency in SQL and VBA is desired